Somebody recently asked me what movies I've seen lately, and I honestly couldn't think of a single one (which may be a commentary on the quality of movies these days, or on my memory; I'm not sure which). So I went to Netflix and looked them up. Here's my one line review of the last several I've seen:
Everything Is Illuminated -- Good, interesting, foreign-type film, stars Elijah Wood
The Mutant Chronicles -- Do not dare see this. Spare yourself. I still can't believe I watched the whole thing.
Knowing -- Pretty good. Better than I expected, actually, given that it stars Nicholas Cage and I don't like his acting much, and his voice makes me want to rip my ears off.
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan -- Hate to say it, but I was disappointed by this one. Not up to BSG standards. See previous rant on the subject.
Mirrors -- Horror flick. I don't like horror flicks. I didn't realize it was a horror flick when I rented it. Watched it anyway. Reconfirmed that fact that I don't like horror flicks.
Darfur Now -- Definitely worth watching. Like, Now.
Blindness -- Interesting but very disturbing film. There's a graphic rape scene in it. I couldn't watch that part, but the very fact it was in the story line made me feel uneasy for days.
Snatch -- No.
Inkheart -- Good, clean family fun.
House of D -- Take it or leave it. Mostly, I'd leave it.
Once -- Another foreign-ish, indie film. I really liked it. Slow paced, but interesting. Good music.
Push -- Great. Right up my sci-fi geek alley.
Burn After Reading -- Off beat, weird. Dark humor. Not bad.
He's Just Not That Into You -- Good one.
State of Play -- Good thriller flick.
Wolverine -- People say it sucked, but I heard that so much that by the time I got it I was expecting something awful. I was delightfully surprised. It's much better than awful.